10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows

Something I’ve always found incredibly charming in a kitchen is when there is a window over the sink. It’s wonderful to be able to look out the window while you’re doing dishes or preparing food. There is something so traditional about the set-up and it adds a lot of character to the kitchen.

What’s also cool is how varied the look of kitchen sink windows can be. There are a lot of ways to play with the feature to turn it into a focal point from the shape and size to the color and way it is framed. It can even go as far as to make a design statement in the kitchen and make it feel much more open. Or, it can simply bring in a touch of charm.

Here are 10 examples of kitchen sink windows that range from chic and modest to grand and eye-catching.

Kitchen Sink Windows

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wall above the sink was taken full advantage of with windows stretching to the ceiling to allow in tons of light and make this kitchen feel open and airy.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comA rich stain on the wood trim around this window provides some striking contrast to the white tile and cabinets.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe beautiful greenery outside is on full display through this kitchen sink window, providing a colorful accent to the white.
Source: My Domaine

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the gorgeous wood in this kitchen makes it feels like an extension of the outside, which you can see clearly through the picture window above the sink.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comA rounded window provides tons of historic character to this charming, cottage-like kitchen.
Source: Veranda

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comHaving a window that opens over the sink allows you to feel like you are cooking outdoors.
Source: My Design Chic

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe space above the window was taken full advantage of with extra shelving.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark trim compliments the lower cabinets in this two-tone kitchen.
Source: HGTV

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe window may be small, but it’s enough to allow in some light and make it feel less confined.
Source: Domino

10 Charming Kitchen Sink Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this vintage window with the lovely detailing on it?
Source: Home Bunch

Love a kitchen with a window over the sink!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas

Breakfast nooks are great little areas in your kitchen where you can eat with a less formal atmosphere than your main dining room. It’s also a great spot for your kids to do their homework or to have a cup of coffee while you read the newspaper or a good book. What’s also a lot of fun about breakfast nooks is how charming you can make the decor.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring some more character to your kitchen. Even the smallest breakfast nook is your chance to do something creative and provide some personality to the space. There are a lot of seating options. You can use traditional chairs, a banquette, a bench or a mixture of any of these.

If you want to bring in a pop of color, pattern, or just some character to your kitchen, the breakfast nook is a great spot in which to do so. Here are 10 breakfast nook ideas to inspire you.

Breakfast Nook Ideas

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe cheerful blue on the cushions and window treatment bring a lovely contrast to the white that can easily be switched out for the seasons.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA custom-made banquette fits perfectly into the curve of the window to accentuate it and make great use of the space.
Source: Rue Magazine

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBeachy wood tones bring texture to the white in this airy breakfast nook.
Source: House and Home

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA lucite chair provides extra seating to this cozy breakfast nook without taking up much visual space.
Source: Domino

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTufted cushions provide a look of elegance while the legs give the space a visual openness that makes it seem larger.
Source: Coco Kelley

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comEven though this space is entirely neutral, the myriad shapes are visually intriguing and keep your eye moving.
Source: Interiors by Studio M

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bench seating creates a casual atmosphere that is given a sense of elegance thanks to the materials and high-gloss finish on the table.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA rug helped define this space which features just enough pops of color to give it personality while letting the white do its job of making it feel larger.
Source: Domino

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA low-profile banquette allows those stunning windows to be the focal point of this chic breakfast nook.
Source: Luxe

10 Inspiring Breakfast Nook Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis corner is clean, simple, and the perfect place in which to start your day on the right foot.
Source: Southern Living

Always love a breakfast nook!

Warm regards,
Megan

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools

One of the easiest and most effective ways to infuse some new personality into your kitchen is with bar stools. Even the dullest, most drab kitchen can benefit from the style they can offer. What’s great about these pieces is how versatile the selection can be. You can play with the height, shape, color, pattern and texture to bring tons of character to the space.

Worried they’re outside your budget? Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them to get great style, either ─ you can usually find some at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for a fraction of the cost of retailers and then get creative with some simple DIY projects. Some spray paint and new cushions can make a world of difference.

Here are some inspiring examples of bar stools in a variety of different styles to give you some ideas.

Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue and white chevron bar stools with a natural base bring some great color and fun to this all-white kitchen.
Source: One Kings Lane

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comA bold pop of blue in the bar stools is an unexpected touch that gives this kitchen some personality.
Source: House to Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic bar stools suit the reclaimed wood accent on the island perfectly.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comElegant detailing and shaping in the stools compliment the Morrocan tiles.
Source: My Domaine

 Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming are these two bar stools? The unique shape, natural fabric, and studded detailing bring a great, unique touch to the island.
Source: Style At Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a country chic kitchen, these metal bar stools fit perfectly into the subtle yet charming story that’s going on.
Source: Lonny

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comThese bar stools are as basic as they come, but one creative detail in the “dipped” look of the paint job elevates their style.
Source: Mim Design via My Domaine

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comDo you love macaroons? Then you may love these eccentric and colorful bar stools that are inspired by the French treats.
Source: Crowdyhouse

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comArt takes on a new form in the kitchen with these eye-catching bar stools.
Source: Home Designing

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says “luxe” quite like metallics, especially with a contemporary edge like these beauties.
Source: Style Me Pretty

If you already have some bar stools, there are lots of DIY projects on the internet that show you how to spruce them up. Have fun with it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor

The right cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes can make your kitchen beautiful, but it’s the decor that gives it warmth and character. Since there isn’t typically a lot of wall space in a kitchen, the main decor will be on the counters. This can be a bit tricky since you don’t want a cluttered look. (Especially when you’re staging a home for sale.) But of course, you do want to bring some charm in through accessories!

There are some tried and true kitchen counter decor ideas that always work, regardless of the style of your kitchen. You can take these basic ideas and then make them your own. And, if you’re feeling inspired, you can take it a step further and incorporate some more creative ideas.

The following ten spaces offer some classic examples of kitchen counter decor, as well as some more unique ideas to inspire you.

Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe cookbook leaned against the wall provides a charming pop of color to the counters.
Source: Good Housekeeping

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA clear vase or apothecary jar filled with fruit is a classic way to bring a pop of color to your kitchen counters that is easy and budget-friendly.
Source: The Every Girl

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can also fill apothecary jars with other items like candy (for a more playful vibe), beans or other textured items.
Source: Elle Decor

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTo clear up some room in your drawers, gather your spoons and large utensils into cute jars. Put them in a tray for an even more organized look.
Source: Martha Stewart

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comCutting boards, especially in interesting shapes, will bring some nice texture to your countertops when leaned up against the wall.
Source: My Domaine

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA cookbook stand looks adorable when a cookbook is kept open in it. We especially love to use this for home staging.
Source: HGTV

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t be afraid to embrace a theme in your kitchen. This country-chic space used vintage elements and florals to add some extra charm.
Source: Country Living

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comIn a coastal kitchen, some palm fronds look gorgeous in a clear vase. It’s simple and elegant.
Source: Queensland Homes

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comItems you use regularly, like seasonings and oils, can double as chic kitchen counter decor when placed in pretty bottles.
Source: House Beautiful

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA bouquet of flowers always brighten up a kitchen.
Source: Home Beautiful

Kitchen counter decor has so many easy, chic options to play with. It’s a great thing to freshen up in a weekend and can easily be done on a shoestring budget.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color

Color is one of the most transformative and powerful elements you can use in decorating. When it comes to the kitchen, this still rings very true. Typically, our kitchen palettes are very neutral (in terms of cabinets and countertops) so we have to rely on decorative accents to bring in some color. There are tons of creative ways you can do this.

Many of the best ways to bring colorful accents to your kitchen are very quick and easy. Some are even DIY projects that you can accomplish in an afternoon. Others require a bit more elbow grease but will bring tons of extra character and fun to your kitchen.

Here are 10 ideas and some inspiration to accent your kitchen with color.

Accenting Your Kitchen with Color

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comA colorful backsplash is a great way to bring a large pop of color to your kitchen. An easy DIY option for this is beadboard, seen here painted in a soft mint green.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comThere are two great ideas for colorful kitchen accents in this space. One is to paint the island in an accent color to add some dimension to the space. The other is to bring in bar stools in a solid color or pattern to add some flair.
Source: At Home Arkansas

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comA colorful runner quickly makes a kitchen warmer and more inviting.
Source: Birmingham Home & Garden

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comIf you want to incorporate minimal color into your kitchen, a bowl of fruit and a vase of fresh flowers are the perfect way to go.
Source: San Francisco Cottage & Garden

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comGreenery makes a nice pop of color if you want something subtle against other bright colors or even a neutral palette.
Source: My Domaine

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comA window treatment, such as curtains or a roman shade, offers an opportunity to bring in some color and pattern into the space.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis kitchen offers several great ideas for incorporating some color: roman shades, a hand towel, cushions on the bar stools, and even some fruit arranged decoratively by the sink.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comIf you want to create a bold statement, paint the ceiling of your kitchen in a eye-catching color.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comAnother bold way to brighten up your kitchen is to paint either the upper or lower bank of cabinets in a color for a two-tone look.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Color | MeganMorrisBlog.comIf you have open shelving or glass cabinet doors, a fun way to incorporate an unexpected pop of color in your kitchen is to paint the back of your cabinets in a color.
Source: Luxe

Whatever the style of your kitchen is, one or more of these ideas can definitely help transform it with color.

Warm regards,
Megan